Mecklenburg Countyis seeking a highly qualified individual to become its next County Assessor. The selected individual will have experience working in a diverse urban environment; possess a strong background in leadership, management and administration; be a good listener; be oriented to the use of new technology; and be willing to make a professional commitment toMecklenburg County.
The ideal candidate forCounty Assessor for Mecklenburg Countyshould be committed to providing the highest quality of service with honesty and integrity. Through teamwork and cooperation, the new County Assessor will strive to effectively contribute to the quality of life desired by the Mecklenburg County community.
The new County Assessor will be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and will report to a County General Manager. The incumbent should be a highly responsible, high-energy individual, able to coordinate and provide the assessment tax roll to political subdivisions and taxpayers and enabling a fair and equitable basis for the levying and paying of taxes.
The last county-wide real property reassessment became effective January 1, 2011. North Carolina requires a real property reassessment at least every eight years; the previous reappraisal occurred on January 1, 2003. In response to a large number of appeals and many residents’ concern about the reassessment and the appeals process, the Board of County Commissioners in mid-2012 hired an independent appraisal consulting company, Pearson’s Appraisal Services, to review results of the 2011 reassessment and report findings.
The County Assessor’s Office has 73 full-time employees and is responsible for determining the assessed value of 1,300 County assessment neighborhoods. The Office employs several temporary personnel and consultants. One of the largest consulting firms currently employed by the Assessor’s Office is Tax Management Associates (TMA) who provides business personal property discovery and auditing services. Additionally, the State ofNorth Carolinawill assume responsibility for the initial valuation of registered motor vehicles; however, individual NC Assessor’s offices maintain responsibility for maintaining the motor vehicles abstract.
The starting salary will be negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. In addition, Mecklenburg County will provide an excellent fringe benefit package to the successful candidate.